COVID-19 tests: Rite Aid opening testing site

Rite Aid testing

Chambersburg’s Rite Aid Pharmacy is opening a no-charge COVID-19 drive-through testing site in Friday, Sept. 25, according to a corporate news release.

In addition to its commitment to COVID-19 testing, flu shots are now also available at all Rite Aid pharmacies in Pennsylvania. Getting a flu shot early is more important than ever this year to maintain a healthy immune system as the COVID-19 pandemic and flu season converge.

Rite Aid’s drive-through testing site in Chambersburg is located at 415 E. Queen St. Other new Rite Aid testing sites are opening in State College, Kutztown, Whitehall, Lansford and Lancaster. Rite Aid is also opening several testing sites in the Philly area.

The testing sites will utilize simple self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists. They will operate from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. All adults 18 years of age or older, even if they are not exhibiting virus symptoms, are eligible for testing. Those wanting to be tested should pre-register here. Patients can begin scheduling appointments online for the new locations today.

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Through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Rite Aid is opening 39 new locations across California, Oregon, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Virginia. The company now operates a total of 303 testing sites across 15 states.  

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